"You lazy fool, look at an ant. Watch it closely;
let it teach you a thing or two. Nobody has to tell it what to do.
All summer it stores up food; at harvest it stockpiles provisions.
So how long are you going to laze around doing nothing?
How long before you get out of bed? A nap here, a nap there,
a day off here, a day off there, sit back,
take it easy - do you know what comes next?
Just this: You can look forward to a dirt-poor life,
poverty your permanent houseguest!"
Proverbs 6:6-11 (The Message)
Oh man! I read this tonight and thought, "This is me! I've become a lazy fool!" All I do is sleep. I take 1-2 naps per day. I struggle to get out of bed in the morning. I have to sit back and take it easy. And my life is poor because of it.
Now, in my defense... I've had mono for at least 2 months, so I have doctor's orders to sit back and take it easy. I'm ordered to nap whenever I feel fatigued. And I HATE it! When I say my life is poor, I'm not talking financially. I'm talking emotionally. I have to miss out on things that I really want to do. My house is a wreck because I don't have energy to clean it. I do laundry one day and I'm down for the count the next. And I think how crazy it is for anyone to CHOOSE to live like this! But, the ironic thing is, if I don't rest and take it easy now, I could end up with something called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - where I always feel this way! Do you know how horrid that would be?!?!?! I'm a social butterfly! I like to go out and meet new people! I like to have a clean house. I like to cook and bake for my family. So, I begrudgingly do what my doctor says and rest. But, no one said I couldn't whine about having to do this! ;-)
I just have to get myself to see that, in this case, I'm not being a lazy fool. I'm being a lazy wise person. haha